Master of Divinity with a Concentration in Worldview and Apologetics

Through this concentration, students gain an understanding of how to interpret culture and to apply a Christian worldview to issues such as those related to science, philosophy, visual arts, film, critical thinking, law and government, and ethics.

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Program Requirements

Concentration in Worldview and Apologetics

28700 Christian Apologetics in Contemporary Ministry 3
History and Philosophy of Religion (Choose 6 Hours)
28510 History of Philosophy I: Classical and Medieval 3
28520 History of Philosophy II: Modern and Postmodern 3
28550 Christian Philosophical-Worldview Analysis 3
28577 Studies in Philosophy 3
28600 Faith, Reason, and Authority 3
28660 God and the Philosophers 3
28677 Studies in Apologetics 3
28720 The Problem of Evil 3
28970 Critical Thinking and the Art of Argumentation 3
Ethics (Choose 3 Hours)
29300 Biblical Ethics 3
29477 Studies in Ethics 3
29550 Christian Discipleship in Secular Society 3
29560 The Black Church and Social Justice 3
29580 Christian Ethics and the Environment 3
29600 Christian Ethics and Biomedical Issues 3
29720 Christian Ethical Perspectives on War and Peace 3
29850 Christian Ethics and the Family 3
29860 Christian Ethics and Human Sexuality 3
Worldview and Culture Elective (Choose 6 Hours)
Courses numbered 28510-29950.
Free Elective 3
Total Worldview and Apologetics Concentration Requirements 21

Master of Divinity Core

This core curriculum is required for the Master of Divinity degree in the School of Theology. It applies to all concentrations.

Exception to M.Div. Core: Course 34300, Introduction to Biblical Counseling, is not required for this concentration

Remedial/Pre-requisite Courses
20400 Elementary Hebrew (3)
22400 Elementary Greek (3)
31980 Written Communication1 (2)
Biblical and Theological Studies 48
20200 Introduction to the Old Testament I 3
20220 Introduction to the Old Testament II 3
20440 Hebrew Syntax and Exegesis 3
22100 Biblical Hermeneutics 3
22200 Introduction to the New Testament I 3
22220 Introduction to the New Testament II 3
22440 Greek Syntax and Exegesis 3
25100 Introduction to Church History I 3
25120 Introduction to Church History II 3
26200 Southern Baptist Heritage and Mission 3
27060 Systematic Theology I 3
27070 Systematic Theology II 3
27080 Systematic Theology III 3
28500 Worldview and Apologetics 3
29250 Survey of Christian Ethics 3
40150 Personal Spiritual Disciplines 3
Missions, Evangelism, and Ministry 22
30000 Christian Preaching2 or 3
45400 Christian Teaching
30020 Preaching Practicum2 or 3
40200 The Worshiping Church
32100 Personal Evangelism 3
32960 Introduction to Missiology 3
40301 Pastoral Ministry2 or 3
40080 Christian Leadership
45260 Discipleship and Family Ministry 3
44910 Applied Ministry: Theology 1
Total Master of Divinity, Worldview and Apologetics Requirements 88
20400 Elementary Hebrew (if required) +3
22400 Elementary Greek (if required) +3
31980 Written Communication (if required) +2

1See Written Communication Requirement here.

2Courses 30000, 30020, and 40301 are reserved and required for men.

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